Every winemaker knows that extraordinary wines must begin with exceptional fruit.  Our organic vineyards are carefully pruned to yield just over one ton of grapes per hectare, an unheard of amount which necessarily reflects the demands of our mountain terriors.  We’ve elected to practice dry farming, opting for small, thick-skinned grapes of wonderful color and concentration.  Our focus on excellence begins in the vineyards.

All fruit is hand-harvested by varietal in cases of 20 kgs when an optimal level of potential alcohol and acidity is attained. Natural fermentation, with no added yeast, lasts three to four weeks and takes place in stainless steel tanks.  Wine is then pressed and stored until malolactic fermentation is complete.  Barrel aging, again by varietal, extends over 24 months in new French oak.  Blends are then selected using the clean, finished wine.  The blended wine is bottled and aged again for at least two years before release.


La Renaissance 2003

  • Production: 3000 bottles
  • Varietals: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Appearance:  Burgundy red.
  • Nose: Harmonious balance with soft berries, dark chocolate and intense floral aromas.
  • Palate: Sweet berry with hints of vanilla on the palate, with well-structured tannins and a long finish.  
 
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La Renaissance 2005

  • Production: 8000 bottles
  • Varietals: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Appearance:  Deep crimson color.
  • Nose: Intense and delicate bouquet with wild berry aromas, orange jam and dark chocolate. Soft, fresh herbal notes.
  • Palate: Sweet red berries, toasted bread and spicy flavors on the palate, soft tannins and a long, round finish.  
 

La Renaissance 2006

  • Production:  12,000 bottles
  • Varietals:  60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Appearance:  Deep cherry red to black.
  • Nose: Brilliant harmony and huge potential. Lively and delicate bouquet with wild berry aromas, fruit jam and dark chocolate. Fresh balsamic and cedar notes.
  • Palate: Ripe cherries and toasted bread on the palate, soft tannins and a long, round finish.
 

La Renaissance 2007

  • Production:  14,000 bottles
  • Varietals:  60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Appearance:  Deep crimson red.
  • Nose: Harmonious bouquet of blackberries, sweet cherries, cocoa and balsamic eucalyptus.
  • Palate: Great intensity with a very long finish. Wild ripe berries and toasted cocoa notes, with fresh black plums and soft cinnamon. Smooth and well-structured tannins suggest very favorable bottle aging.
 

La Renaissance 2008

  • Production:  10,000 bottles
  • Varietals:  60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Appearance:  Intense cherry-red color.
  • Nose: Blackberry, candied cherry, cocoa and eucalyptus. Soft and delicate herbal notes.
  • Palate: Great intensity with a long finish. Toasted cocoa notes, with fresh balsamic and soft cinnamon. Smooth and well-structured tannins suggest very favorable bottle aging.
 

Le Chateau 2005

  • Production:  2500 bottles and 480 Magnums
  • Varietals:  45% Cabernet Franc, 55% Syrah
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Appearance:  Dark deep red. Great color stability through the years.
  • Nose: Elegant intensity and a range of perfumed aromas that blossom slowly as the wine opens in the glass, including wild flowers, violets, sweet cinnamon and very well-integrated oak.
  • Palate: Velvety mouth-feel coming from the round tannins. Well structured, balanced with soft red fruits, vanilla and toasted bread. Notes of orange peel bitterness announce an elegant, long finish. 
 

Le Chateau 2006

  • Production: 3000 bottles and 480 Magnums
  • Varietals:  40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Appearance:  Dark crimson red.
  • Nose: Delightful balance and intensity. Ripe wild berries with violet, cinnamon and spicy aromas. Very well integrated with oak. Will evolve grandly.
  • Palate: Velvety mouth-feel coming from the round tannins. Well-structured, balanced by sweet berries, vanilla and toasted notes. Consistent and fine from the mid-palate to the finish.
 

Le Chateau 2007

  • Production: 2500 bottles and 300 Magnums
  • Varietals:  40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Appearance:  Deep red nearly black color.
  • Nose: Delicate and perfumed nose. Black currant and cherry aromas with sandalwood, cedar and earthy notes. Will evolve grandly.
 

Le Chateau 2008

  • Production: 2500 bottles and 300 Magnums
  • Varietals:  40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Appearance:  Deep red, nearly black in color.
  • Nose: Delicate and perfumed nose. Black currant, cherry aromas with sandalwood, cedar and earthy notes. Will evolve grandly.
  • Palate: Rich texture, full-bodied from its rounded tannins. Ripe red fruits, sweet spices and toasted almonds. Very long aftertaste.
 

Petit Geste 2013

  • Production:  850 bottles
  • Varietals:  70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Viognier
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Appearance: Straw yellow color.
  • Nose: Fresh tropical fruit aromas dominated by passion fruit and guava. Notes of pear, apricot and anise seed.
  • Palate: Vibrant intensity and elegance, soft texture, with tropical fruit flavors and a bit of lime and green apple. Very long and clean aftertaste.